Elizabeth’s Navy: Seventy Years of the Postwar Royal Navy (Hardcover)

Elizabeth’s Navy: Seventy Years of the Postwar Royal Navy By Paul Brown Cover Image
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With over 260 images, this is a highly illustrated history of the ships and operations of the Royal Navy during the reign of the late Queen Elizabeth II.

During the 70 years spanned by the reign of the late Queen Elizabeth II, the Royal Navy changed out of all recognition. Its status as a superpower navy with worldwide bases and operations has been eclipsed, but it remains a powerful force because of its potency if not its size. Maritime history author Paul Brown takes us through each decade in turn, outlining the key events and developments, and charting the changes to the size, structure and capabilities of the Navy.

Fully illustrated with over 260 colour and black and white images, this book also provides a stunning visual record of the ships and operations that featured most prominently in each decade.

About the Author

Dr Paul Brown is a maritime history author and speaker whose recent publications include Britain's Historic Ships (Conway), Historic Sail, Maritime Portsmouth, and Abandon Ship (Osprey). A member of the Society for Nautical Research and the Britannia Naval Research Association, and Secretary of the Naval Dockyards Society, he is also a consultant to National Historic Ships, the UK's authority on the preservation of historic ships and boats. He was previously a university lecturer and senior university manager, and has lectured at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

Praise For…

“This is a visual treat.” —The Armourer

“Dr Brown's clear passion and in-depth expertise make for a thoroughly enjoyable read.” —History of War

"A well-presented book with hundreds of photographs reproduced in superb clarity, Elizabeth’s Navy is a new addition to the publisher’s roster of titles and a delightful focus on the Royal Navy... See the power of sea power in a well laid-out package." Britain at War

Product Details
ISBN: 9781472854971
ISBN-10: 1472854977
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: April 25th, 2023
Pages: 344
Language: English